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First Impressions: OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood Is Raily Good

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood Is Raily Good

Grinding cheers

British indie Roll7 knows how to make a game feel good. The studio's inaugural outing OlliOlli felt fantastic, ensuring that you experienced the satisfaction of every single landed trick. With a hit already on its hands, the teensy company is not exactly reinventing the wheel with the pun-tastic PlayStation 4 and Vita sequel...

Round Up: Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PS4 Reviews Rule the Ring

Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PS4 Reviews Rule the Ring

Precious

Licensed games are, by and large, atrocious — especially when they're related to J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy franchise Lord of the Rings. That doesn't appear to be the case with Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, however, as the tasty tie-in has proved more Gandalf than Gollum. We haven't quite completed our tour through the fictional realm...

Round Up: FIFA 15 PS4 Reviews On Target Yet Again

FIFA 15 PS4 Reviews On Target Yet Again

No Hazard here

Much like one of a handful of Premier League teams from several years ago, EA Sports’ scarily popular FIFA franchise is no stranger to the final stages of the Champion’s League – after all, the soccer series has been dominating European sales charts for some time now. And it looks like FIFA 15 will not buck that trend, with...

Poll: Are You in Tune with the PlayStation TV?

Are You in Tune with the PlayStation TV?

Channel changer

It’s hard to shake the feeling that the PlayStation TV is little more than a fleeting distraction for Sony in Europe and North America. When the platform holder truly puts its weight behind a product, they have a tendency to fly – but so many of the firm’s smaller hardware launches have been treated with discontent. The...

Feature: Take a Tour of Destiny's Ghost Edition on PS4

Take a Tour of Destiny's Ghost Edition on PS4

A set forged in the stars

With the release of Destiny now long gone, you’ve probably already purchased a vanilla version of the first-person shooter. As such, you may be curious what the top-tier special edition looks like. Manufactured in extremely limited quantities (Amazon, Best Buy, and others reportedly had to cancel some orders), the Ghost...

Talking Point: Would You Play Destiny in Third-Person?

Would You Play Destiny in Third-Person?

Out-of-body experience

There's absolutely no doubt that Destiny is an incredibly smooth and polished first-person shooter: its controls are silky, its aiming is snappy and fast, and its gunplay in general is immensely satisfying. But what if the game adopted a third person viewpoint? What if you could see your Guardian at all times, essentially...

Soapbox: Please Protect Me from the Purgatory of the PS3

Please Protect Me from the Purgatory of the PS3

Sammy Barker is struggling to turn back time

I feel like a teenager who’s had their iPhone swapped with a spinning top right now. After several months mainly using the PlayStation 4, I’ve decided to go back to the PlayStation 3 in order to clear out some of my backlog – and boy is it torture. There’s no doubt that Sony’s previous...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 39

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 39

The week before EGXmas

That’s another week out of the way, which means that we’ll be writing the next edition of What Are You Playing from the showfloor at EGX London. Those of you in the UK will spot us eyeing up any PlayStation titles with shirts proudly emblazoned with the Push Square logo, so do stop us and say hello if you’re heading to...

Talking Point: Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Is Japan Finally Back in the Game?

Land of the rising fun

Every year, the Tokyo Game Show causes something of a dilemma at Push Square Towers. As the last high profile game convention in our calendar, we’re obliged to cover it, of course – but it’s always a difficult thing to prepare for. Regional issues make it challenging for us to, for example, put together predictions...

Exclusive: Plan Your Day Around 10 Minutes of Desert Ashes Gameplay

Plan Your Day Around 10 Minutes of Desert Ashes Gameplay

Advanced warfare

You’ve read our interview with video game veteran Luc Bernard, but you may be eager to see his latest title Desert Ashes in action. Fortunately, we have almost 10 minutes of gameplay footage to share exclusively with you, which reveals everything from the flow of the turn-based strategy title, right through to its impressive...

Video: Should You Buy Disney Infinity 2.0 for the PS4?

Should You Buy Disney Infinity 2.0 for the PS4?

Marvel-ous?

If you’re a regular reader of this site, Disney Infinity 2.0 probably isn’t placed anywhere near to the top of your PlayStation 4 wishlist. However, that doesn’t mean that the release isn’t worth talking about – especially with Marvel characters at the forefront of the package. As such, we’ve teamed up with our friends at...

Interview: Traipsing Through the Desert Ashes with Luc Bernard

Traipsing Through the Desert Ashes with Luc Bernard

The amiable Reaper

Luc Bernard may still be short of 30 years in age, but he’s already something of a veteran to the video game business. Perhaps best known by PlayStation fans for micro-download Mecho Wars, the British designer has also courted controversy at times, with his Holocaust-based Imagination Is the Only Escape bringing buckets of...

Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 38

What Are You Playing This Weekend? - Issue 38

A date with Destiny

You’re witnessing Push Square history here. For the first time ever, every single staff writer but one will be playing the same game – way to send this editor’s obsessive compulsive disorder into disarray, Jamie. And what is that game, we hear you ask? Here’s a clue: it’s got really bored talking cubes in it. Sammy...

Round Up: Destiny PS4 Reviews Shoot for the Moon

Destiny PS4 Reviews Shoot for the Moon

Your Venus

The industry hasn’t been quite as eager to rush out Destiny reviews as quickly as we expected, which is good to see. That said, with the campaign purportedly taking about 10 hours to complete – leaving ample time to experience the Crucible and a few Strikes – critiques are beginning to appear for Bungie’s next big thing. We’ll...

Feature: No Games November - PS4's Lineup Is Starting to Look Silly

No Games November - PS4's Lineup Is Starting to Look Silly

Are you insane?

No new system launch would be complete without barbed comments about the quality of the box’s lineup. It’s something that both the PlayStation 3 and Vita have gone through, as well as rival formats such as the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. We’ve always felt that the PlayStation 4 has been unfairly treated in this instance, as...

Reaction: Destiny's PS4 Launch Proves PSN Isn't Tied Together with String

Destiny's PS4 Launch Proves PSN Isn't Tied Together with String

Sony's servers survive

And breathe again. By penning this article we’re all too aware that we’re foreshadowing the kind of outage that would rival 2011’s widely publicised hack attack, but at the time of writing we can say with confidence that the PlayStation Network is fine. For websites such as this – the kind that break traffic records...

First Impressions: What's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Frontline of the Future Like on PS4?

What's Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's Frontline of the Future Like on PS4?

Time to respawn

The Call of Duty series is perhaps one of the most popular yet widely criticised franchises in the modern era of gaming. Fans of the brand adore the game to its core, playing every iteration for countless hours on a quest to reach the maximum prestige; others feel quite opposed to the series and the impact that it has made on the...